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Chicago American Indian Photography Project. : D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. Chicago American Indian Photography project, ca. 1958-1985

The Chicago American Indian Photography Project aimed to document the American Indian community in Chicago by creating an archive of photographs taken by interested community members, including Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cababa, Joe Kzumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw. The images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. They depict the group life and activities of the American Indian Center (AIC) such as camera club outings, pow wows, the basketball team, and expositions. There are also shots of family members of the American Indian photographers (Battise, Bearskin, and Wesaw).
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (6 boxes, 2 notebooks, 1 folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West, Newberry Library, Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Photo Project
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